The Fauna Audio Glasses are the most stylish variation of this product weve seen so far./ © Fauna
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. I attempted a very early model back then and was pleasantly amazed with both the design and sound quality.
These are the first audio glasses without large, chunky temples. In theory, at least, you could use these as your everyday glasses.
Audio wearable brand, Fauna, has actually lastly released its audio glasses. The new speaker-powered spectacles will take on the similarity the Bose Frames in a move that when again brings the worlds of high style and high tech ever better together.
2 variations of the Fauna eyeglasses are readily available, a Spiro Transparent Brown pair of sunglasses and the Memor Havana glasses with blue light filter lenses. Both designs work with iPhone 5 or later and Android 6.0 or later on and utilize Bluetooth 5.0 with a variety of up to 10 metres.
Speak to me about sound quality
When I tried these back in 2019, the variation I tested was still an extremely early model. It would not have been reasonable to judge the sound quality completely based on that experience, however I left the Berlin trade convention positive about what Fauna was dealing with.
The audio module in each temple and each module includes a patented MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are likewise integrated into the right temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The frequency bandwidth is from 250 Hz to 20 kHz.
The audio equipment inside the Fauna Audio Glasses./ © Fauna
The Memor Havana design includes exchangeable Zeiss DuraVision BlueProtect lenses which lower blue light exposure from computers and phones which is proven to affect the circadian rhythm and trigger poor sleep prior to bed. The Spiro design includes replaceable Carl Zeiss Vision sun lenses, protecting eyes from UVA and UVB rays. Both models are (IP52) water and dust resistant and featured a two-year warranty.
Battery life and charging
The battery for both variations offers up to 20 hours standby and more than five hours of music, voice assistant, or telephone call, according to Fauna Theres a 100 mAh battery in the glasses and a 1,300 mAh battery in the charging case, providing an extra five battery chargers. Charging time is 2 hours for a complete charge.
Whats actually fascinating about the charging case, nevertheless, is the method the glasses connect to the battery charger. The ports are concealed in the hinge of the glasses, meaning theres no cable to connect as weve seen on other audio eyewear designs. These charge the very same way true-wireless earphones do, whichs cool.
The charging adapters are concealed in the frames of the glasses./ © Fauna.
We initially heard of Fauna back at IFA 2019. These are the very first audio glasses without big, chunky temples. The audio module in each module and each temple includes a trademarked MEMS micro speaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronic devices and a battery. The adapters are hidden in the hinge of the glasses, suggesting theres no cable television to link as weve seen on other audio eyeglasses designs. The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case connects through Bluetooth with a mobile phone or PC; a particular app is not required.
The Fauna Audio Glasses charging case links via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a particular app is not required. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples. The glasses remain light-weight despite all the electronic devices inside, with both versions weighing 50 grams.
Cost and schedule
Both variations of the Faun glasses will be readily available to acquire from wearfauna.com or Selfridges online for an RRP of ₤ 249 and $299. The Bose Frames Alto, went for $199, a complete $100 cheaper than the Fauna glasses.
Well be checking out a complete review system soon, so stay tuned to NextPit for our impressions.
Fauna says its Audio Glasses are special and pioneering on the market due to the audio technology and sound direction, claiming that the sound journeys directly to the users ear without major leakage. The concept is that you will not interrupt others or colleagues close by, and nobody else will have the ability to hear any music, a podcast, or your personal phone call. In addition, users will always be able to view the environments and hear what goes on around as the ear canal is not obstructed making them safe to utilize when outdoors and crossing roadways.
A trademarked USound MEMS micro speaker and an electrodynamic woofer sit in each temple./ © Fauna